2017 BOSTON MARATHON JIMMY FUND WALK

"It takes more than courage to beat cancer"

Kira Corning (r) and her sister, Katana (l)

Kira Corning (r) and her sister, Katana (l)

On Sunday, September 24th, our own Pat Casey will participate in the 2017 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.  He’ll be walking as part of Kira’s Kruisers, a team formed in honor of Kira Corning, a Dover resident, a Casey’s Diner regular and an “all-around” great kid who has bravely fought brain cancer since she was just four years old.

 In the past ten years, Kira's Kruisers have raised over $600,000 for pediatric brain tumor research at Dana-Farber. This year they are, once again, designating the funds raised towards the Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma (PLGA) brain tumor program at Dana-Farber.  This program has a multifaceted approach to research. While funding projects in the basic science arena is critical to the success of finding more effective treatments and a cure, the PLGA program takes a unique approach and has a turbo-charged agenda to identify targeted drug therapies that will impact tumor growth. Drug development for pediatric diseases (especially brain cancer) has NEVER seen this type of energy and productivity in the past and this is what makes the PLGA Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute truly unique and effective.

Please consider supporting this great cause!  Donations can be made by visiting Pat’s walk page.  No dollar amount is too small and every donation helps Kira and kids like her battle this disease!